Paul Benson scored both goals as Dagenham & Redbridge resisted a late challenge to beat Crawley.
The Daggers took the lead when Benson got on the end of a header into the box by Craig Mackail-Smith to score from eight yards with his right foot.
Benson almost doubled the lead with a header that Ben Hamer saved but did net again with a low drive.
Scott Rendell pulled a goal back with a header from Ben Judge's left-side cross but the Daggers held on.
Dag & Red: Roberts, Foster , Uddin, Leberl, Griffiths, Saunders, Rainford, Akurang, Sam Sloma, Mackail-Smith, Benson.
Subs Not Used: Batt, Lettejallow, Weatherstone, Bruce, Hogan.
Goals: Benson 8, 67.
Crawley Town: Hamer, Hiley, Judge, Woozley, Danny Brown (Sattleton 73), Scully, Bostwick (Mills 78), Bulman, Blackburn (Rendell 82), Edwards, Strevens.
Subs Not Used: Tolfrey, Marshall.
Booked: Danny Brown, Scully.
Goals: Rendell 88.
Ref: S Attwell (Nuneton).